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  • Nasdaq OMX 2Q profit rises 15 percent Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 12:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. on Thursday reported earnings that increased by 15 percent in its second quarter, and topped analysts' expectations. The New York- based company said profit increased to $101 million, or 59 cents per share, from $88 million, or 52 cents per share, in the same quarter a year earlier.

  • UPDATE 1-Nasdaq reports higher second quarter earnings Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 7:52 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 24- Transatlantic exchange operator Nasdaq OMX Group Inc on Thursday reported a higher second-quarter profit, as it absorbed recent acquisitions and revenue increased across its business units. Net income attributable to Nasdaq totaled $101 million, or 59 cents per share, up from $88 million, or 52 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • NEW YORK, July 22- Exchange operator BATS Global Markets said on Tuesday its president, William O'Brien, has left the company, less than six months after BATS merged with rival Direct Edge, where O'Brien had been chief executive.

  • *Credit Suisse CEO says "potential abuses" in the system. *CEO Dougan says Credit Suisse is working with regulators. ZURICH, July 22- Credit Suisse, one of the biggest players in "dark pools", is working with regulators to stamp out potential abuses in the alternative trading venue, the boss of the Swiss bank said on Tuesday.

  • July 21- Volume in Barclays Plc's private U.S. trading venue, or "dark pool," fell 79 percent in the week and a half after the New York attorney general accused the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-speed traders, according to data released on Monday.

  • *Portugal Telecom considering lawsuit targeting BES. LISBON, July 17- Banco Espirito Santo could be sued over a loan that one of its founding family's holding companies failed to repay to Portugal Telecom, sources said on Thursday, as credit rating agencies downgraded the bank and its key shareholder.

  • U.S. SEC scuttles Nasdaq options rebate plan Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 17- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has denied a plan by Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to offer rebates to some of the biggest customers of one of its options exchanges, based on the amount of trading they do across all three of Nasdaq's options markets.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- The U.S. stock market regulator should eliminate two pricing models that can create conflicts of interests for brokers, the head of a powerful Senate panel wrote in a letter released on Tuesday.

  • Rating firm cuts NJ's online winnings estimate Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— A Wall Street credit rating firm that was among the most pessimistic about the prospects for Internet gambling in New Jersey has cut its already-conservative estimate on the state's first-year online winnings by more than half.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Volume in Barclays PLC's private U.S. trading venue, also known as a "dark pool," fell by more than a third after New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit accusing the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-speed traders, according to data released on Monday.

  • Dark pool probe builds pressure on Barclays boss Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 9:21 AM ET

    *NY lawsuit alleges Barclays equities dark pool deceived some customers. *Barclays is conducting its own investigation into the allegations.

  • LONDON, July 13- The regulatory noose is tightening around dark pools, private share-trading venues that promise anonymity for specialist investors, offering a chance for rival exchanges in the United States and Europe to take back market share.

  • NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, July 11- New Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under pressure to perform on the economy after a budget packed with ambitious targets met mild skepticism from investors and credit-rating agencies and failed to dispel the latent risk of a downgrade.

  • Barclays launches Women in Leadership Index and ETNs Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    The new index will be composed of companies with a female chief executive officer or women making up at least one-fourth of the board of directors, Barclays said on Wednesday in a statement. In connection with the launch, Barclays executives will ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

  • *Peers seek exit from Spain's alternative market. The supervision of Spain's alternative stock exchange Mercado Alternativo Bursatil, which was thrown into the spotlight by the case, falls under the responsibility of both the market operator Bolsas y Mercados Espanoles and the bourse watchdog Comision Nacional del Mercado de Valores.

  • NYSE, owned by Intercontinental Exchange Inc, said in a note to traders on Tuesday it would allow firms to test their trading software ahead of the initial public offering of Alibaba on July 12 for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- Wall Street's self-funded regulator fined a unit of Goldman Sachs on Tuesday over pricing rule violations stemming from its "dark pool," marking the latest in a string of recent enforcement actions targeting anonymous trading platforms.

  • WASHINGTON, July 1- A unit of Goldman Sachs will pay an $800,000 fine and return funds to harmed investors to settle charges that its "dark pool" trading venue violated rules designed to get customers the best prices, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority said on Tuesday.

  • LONDON/ WASHINGTON June 27- Barclays Plc has hired lawyers from the high-profile firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP to help the bank defend itself against accusations that it deceived investors in its "dark pool" trading venue, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Regulators shine light on shark-infested "dark pools" Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    LONDON, June 27- Regulators are moving to shine a light on "dark pools", opaque and quasi-anonymous trading venues. New York's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against British bank Barclays relating to its dark pool, accusing it of giving an unfair edge to high-frequency traders while claiming to be protecting other clients from them.